Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tips for children who suffer from motion sickness

Many parents turn their children forward-facing way to early because the child suffers from motion sickness. In a interview with the website Babyverden Medical Director at the Pediatric ICU in Ullevaal hospital, Tor Einar Calisch says that the motion sickness is rarely caused by the fact that the child is rear-facing.

Here are a few tips that might help against motion sickness:

  • Sea Band - it is a acupressure bracelet. Sea-Band can be bought at the pharmacy, these are said to have really good effect on motion sickness. They are made in sizes for children and adults.
  • Chiropractor - has your baby suffered from colic it is possible that the chiropractor might be able to help you cure(or make it better) the motion sickness. It can be worth a try even if the child hasn't had colic as a baby.
  • Check that the shock-absorbers isn't beginning to get worned out. It is said that children noticeses the vibrations from the shock-absorbers before the adults do, and that can make the children sick.
  • Lightening distractor fastened to the car, can be bought from for example gasstations for about 100 NOK.
  • Mirror in the backseat so that the child can see mum and dad.
  • ouMotion sickness tablets - there is several different types. Consult with your doctor or the pharmacy to find the type that suits your use.
  • Do not smoke before entering the car.
  • Do not smoke in the car.
  • DVD-player, make sure to buy one that can be properly secured. If it isn't properly secured it can fall down during a crash and do severe damage.
  • Do not put on to much clothes on the child.
  • Take breaks and get some fresh air.
  • Do not eat right before going for a ride in the car.
  • Do not eat sweets in the car.
  • Sing with your child-it is supposed to some effect on the transport of oxygen in the body.
  • A little piece of tape behind the right ear.
  • Occasionally open the window to let in some fresh air..
  • Bring a bottle of water so that the child has the possibility to drink water.
  • Some says that a little Coca Cola helps.

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